SIVASAGAR, June 28 - Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta on Saturday visited the flood-prone areas of Sivasagar and Demow and instructed departmental officers to be on alert to render emergency services to the people in need and repair the weak parts of the embankments of the Dikhow, Desung and Demow rivers.
The minister was accompanied by Thowra MLA Kushal Duwori, AGP leaders Bharati Saikia, Lilajyoti Phukan, Kushal Dutta, and senior officials. He visited the Cherekapar Hatimuria erosion affected area and the Dikhow embankments at Mothadung Dicial village, which is threatening numerous ancient monuments including the Rang Ghar and Talatal Ghar.
Meanwhile, thousands of people in Konwarpur Mouza have thronged the embankments to escape the fury of flood that has submerged over a dozen villages.
The historic Ajan Peer Dargah in Saraguri Chapori in Konwarpur is in the midst of flood waters, with a portion of the road leading to the dargah being washed away.